Orsted has applied for permits in order to build four more large-scale offshore wind farms in Sweden.
Orsted hopes to complete the Skane Offshore Wind Farm, Sweden’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, by 2029, subject to permit clearances and the development of an offshore grid design.
Orsted thinks the additional four projects can be completed within the next ten years with a clear legislative framework for offshore wind.
The four wind farms, if fully constructed, could supply more than half of Sweden’s entire electricity needs.
The projects’ completion dates are coordinated with Svenska Kraftnat’s grid expansion plans so that Orsted may start supplying new electricity as soon as the TSO is prepared.
The change increases its Swedish portfolio’s potential 18GW total capacity.
“Orsted’s most advanced existing project in Sweden, the 1.5GW Skane Offshore Wind Farm, targets completion as early as 2029 if all relevant permits come in place in 2023,” said Sebastian Hald Buhl, Orsted’s Country Manager for Sweden.
“Building on our progress on the Skane Offshore Wind Farm, this is a further step in Orsted’s plans to become a major long-term investor and developer of fossil-free energy production in Sweden.”
“I look forward to working with the government and local stakeholders to deliver on the government’s priority: new electricity production that contributes to a rapid expansion of the power system.”
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